Packaging Cleaning

Unknown Member, PCF student
edited August 2014 in General
Hi, can anyone advise on how to clean the bulk packaging before filling? Thanks, Karel

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Packaging should arrive already clean at your facility. The first thing you should do is complain to your packaging supplier.

    To remediate dirty packaging, I would suggest wiping/spraying with ethyl alcohol. If that is not sufficient to get it clean, or if that adds too much labor cost to your cost of goods, you should reject the packaging and return it to to your supplier.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • Unknown Member, PCF student
    Thanks for the advice. So, I guess there's no need to place the containers under UV lights right before filling?
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Not unless you have reason to believe that they are contaminated, or unless your products's preservation system is on the edge of being inadequate.

    You could swab a random sampling of packaging and send the swabs out for micro testing if you had concerns...
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • Unknown Member, PCF student
    Thanks, will try your method.
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